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Charlie Trotter was kidding when he cracked, "I thought it was a law in Chicago that you couldn't open a restaurant without working here first," but the truth is that one could assemble a formidable culinary all-star team consisting solely of chefs who...
Tags: Boka, Alinea, Schwa, Charlie Trotter's, Next (restaurant)
Tribune reporterOn the Facebook page of "The Butcher & Larder," the Noble Square butcher shop, owner Rob Levitt posted a link Wendesday to an article about Congress lifting the ban on funding horse-meat inspections. The implication was horses could once again be...
Tribune reporterAndrew Brochu is the new chef at Graham Elliot’s flagship restaurant. Brochu’s hiring, which will be announced to staff this afternoon at the Gallery District restaurant, is the clearest sign yet Elliot is eschewing the playful, cheeky...
Tags: Entertainment, Avenues, Michelin Group, Beef Stroganoff, Music
Chef Merlin Verrier of Graham Elliot restaurant is from the Central Coast of California, and says his Hispanic-influcened roots there were the inspiration for his creation in our "Healthy Bites" segment. We were doubtful Merlin could pull this recipe off...
RedEyeRecently shuttered spots Duchamp in Bucktown and In Fine Spirits in Andersonville are miles apart, but they had plenty in common: Both were well-loved for their patios, well-mixed cocktails and shareable, snackable fare. And this spring, both spaces...
Tags: Cucumbers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Bars and Clubs, Cheese Corn
Beginning with almost Dickensian roots, working in his parents Felice and Lidia’s Italian restaurant in Queens, washing dishes, cleaning the sidewalk, and touring the jungle-like meat markets of the Bronx, Joe Bastianich’s life charts a...
Tags: Entertainment, Road Running, David Lynch, Television, Pizzas
To the delight of flower lovers, fruit trees have exploded with early vibrant blossoms across the Midwest. But to fruit farmers these early blooms inspire more distress than delight. If the flowers are hit by a frost and die, the trees' fruit crops...
Tags: Asparagus, Passover, Tom Skilling, Chicago Restaurants, Easter
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the musician with a foodie streak, and Graham Elliot, the chef and music buff, have announced a joint venture to create food and music events for private events, industry parties and food-and-wine festivals. Call it hip-hop...
Tags: Entertainment, Michelin Group, Vehicles, Arts and Culture, Music
Tribune reporterThe Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
Tags: Blackbird, The Bristol, Sepia, Dining and Drinking, NoMI
Chicago TribuneNew Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago. But what may seem like a big...
New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
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